Contemporary Evolution. An essay on some recent social changes.
London. Henry S. King & Co., 1876. First edition.
8vo. , 254pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, split to head of upper joint. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
The first edition of zoologist and Roman Catholic polemicist St. George Jackson Mivart's (1827-1900) treatise on the progress of human social evolution, in particular the relationship between theology and the sciences. Compiled from a series of previously published essays, Mivart's work envisions a universal Catholic Christianity, triumphant over all other denominations, freed from outmoded doctrines, and strengthened by a close relationship with scientific study - all achieved by a process analogous to organic evolution in nature.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 18678